Talking Trades: Royals Pilfer Power From Pittsburgh Pirates

By my count on Baseball Reference, the Royals have made 15 trades with the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1969. Most of those were small potatoes deals, but when the teams have done business at the Winter Meetings, the Royals have done quite well for themselves. We just passed the 50th anniversary of one of those trades, … Continue reading Talking Trades: Royals Pilfer Power From Pittsburgh Pirates

Season In Review: The 1980 Royals Win KC’s First Pennant

When I decided to chronicle the daily adventures of the 1980 Royals, of course I was aware of the highlights--George Brett hitting .390, the first American League pennant, and so on. But spending so many nights with the team over the last six months (figuratively speaking, of course) has given me a new appreciation for … Continue reading Season In Review: The 1980 Royals Win KC’s First Pennant

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: October 21

Steve Carlton handcuffed the Royals, allowing just four hits in seven innings while striking out seven, as the Phillies captured a World Series title by defeating the Royals 4-1 on a Tuesday night at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. The Phillies won the Series four games to two. Appropriately, the final game was won by Philadelphia … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: October 21